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The name we give to something shapes our attitude toward it. (Source: Katherine Paterson)

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. (Source: Charles M. Schwab)

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. (Source: General Douglas MacArthur)

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. (Source: Jonathan Winters)


Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die. When a business ceases be creative... it is done. (Source: Henry Ford)

Hardship is one of the prerequisites for all advancement. (Source: Paul A. Strassmann)

If you don’t know where you’re going you’ll wind up someplace else.” (Source: Yogi Berra)

If you think you can do a thing, or can’t, you’re right. (Source: Henry Ford)


No amount of training or talent can overcome a lack of process.(Source: Raymond J. Lewis)

Blaming people is a low-yield strategy for improvement; the biggest opportunities, the biggest leverage, lie in improving our work processes. (Source: Brian L. Joiner, “Fourth Generation Management")


Weak credentials can’t be hidden by narrative. (Source: Raymond J. Lewis)

Customers are very good at identifying “BS” proposal narrative and if they find it they are highly likely to disqualify the proposal. (Source: Raymond J. Lewis)


If the customer wants something stupid, your job is to build the best darn stupid ever made. (Source: Raymond J. Lewis)


Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. (Source: Napoleon Bonaparte)

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. (Source: Peter Drucker)


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. (Source: Aldous Huxley)


If you lose, you're going to be fired, and if you win, you only put off the day you're going to be fired. (Source: Leo Durocher)


I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. (Source: Indira Gandhi)


Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy. (Source: Spike Mulligan)

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. (Source: Voltaire)


To see two PhD accredited individals working cooperatively together would be a paradox (e.g. "pair-o'-docs")."(Source: Raymond J. Lewis)


FACT: One gasoline powered lawn mower emits 88 pounds of the greenhouse gas CO2, and 34 pounds of other pollutants into the air every year. (Source: EPA)

FACT: Over 17 million gallons of gas are spilled each year refueling lawn and garden equipment, more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker ship accident. (Source: EPA)

FACT: A single brand new gasoline powered lawn mower produces as much air pollution (nitrogen oxides and organic compounds) in one hour, as 11 cars driven for one hour. (Source: EPA)

FACT: In the warmer months about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using 800 million gallons of gas annually, and producing 5% of the air pollution in the nation. (Source: EPA)


Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of our venture. (Source: William James)

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. (Source: Benjamin Disraeli)

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. (Source: General Colin L. Powell)

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. (Source: Henry Ford)

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. (Source: Charles Schwab)

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. (Source: Benjamin Disraeli)


FACT: President Lincoln's Gettysburg address has only 272 words. (Source: USA Today)